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Student leader slain in Colombia weeks after protests end

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A student leader who lost an eye in clashes with police in 2018 and also participated in anti-government protests that swept over…

The Interamerican Commission on Human Rights urged Colombia’s government to promptly investigate the killing, while President Ivan Duque offered a $13,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to Mosquera’s killers.So far this year, 108 human rights activists and community leaders have been slain in Colombia, according to Indepaz, a human rights group that notes violence against activists has increased since the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed a peace deal with the government in 2016 and disarmed.Jose Miguel Vivanco, the Americas director for Human Rights Watch, expressed regret over the slaying of Mosquera, saying on his Twitter account that Colombian authorities must “shed light” on the homicide and “prosecute those who are responsible.Related News Haiti ombudsman demands PM resignation amid slaying probe Nicaragua gov’t squeezes doctors, talk of ‘health terrorism’ Brazil protests show low street support for impeachment push Recommended 3 teens injured by debris from Funland ride in Rehoboth Beach US News ‘Best College’ rankings: Here’s how schools around DC region fared ‘It is going to be disruptive’: 5 tips for parents preparing for potential COVID in schools A Tuesday like no other: Feds recall shock of 9/11 A Tuesday like no other: State Dept.

Listen now to WTOP News WTOP.5 FM BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A student leader who lost an eye in clashes with police in 2018 and also participated in anti-government protests that swept over Colombia in April and May was slain in the southwestern city of Popayan, local police reported.

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